Mike Britt, a friend of the blog, posted the following on the JerseyBirds e-mail list last night:
"We could see a second push of Rough-legged Hawks come Wednesday or Thursday.
"This week we are going to get an Arctic blast that is going to be accompanied by significant lake-effect snow in upstate NY and other areas in the Great Lakes region.
"Get out and check your favorite marsh, field, landfill, etc., later in the week!" (Thanks, Mike!)
Two years ago around this time, we had quite a bit of Rough-legged action, and the birds were seen as late as early March. A link to a post with Ron Shields' photos of a Rough-leg and a Red-shoulder are here.
Great Egret on Atlantic White Cedar stump, Mill Creek Marsh.
Today's Photographers Showcase spotlights Paul R. Sullivan. Paul writes:
"I've been taking photos for 38 years now. I was 10 when I got my 1st camera, an Instamatic. Now with the Digital Age, my photography has improved & expanded.
"I really enjoy photographing birds with the Meadowlands being one of my favorite spots. Richard W. DeKorte Park & Mill Creek Marsh are where I go most often. It's amazing, being so close to New York City, to have this natural area available.
"Growing up in East Rutherford, I remember riding with my parents on the New Jersey Turnpike & seeing all the piles of garbage. Now that area is home to so many different species of birds. I'm never disappointed when I'm there.